Charlie Lindgren was the first goaltender off of the ice in the Washington Capitals’ morning skate on Thursday, indicating that the 28-year-old will start against the St. Louis Blues (8 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington in-market, ESPN+ out-of-market)l He spent last season in their organization.
Lindgren went 5-0-0 with a .958 save percentage and 1.22 goals-against average in five NHL games with St. Louis. He also posted a .925 save percentage and a 2.21 goals-against average in 34 games with the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds before signing a three-year contract with Washington on July 13 as an unrestricted free agent.
In five games with Washington this season, Lindgren has gone 2-1-1 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.98 goals-against average.
Washington hosts the defending Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche on Saturday in what is expected to be starter Darcy Kuemper’s first game against Colorado since backstopping them to the mountain top last season.
Washington has lost the first two games of their three-game road trip and is 4-6-2 since beating the Metropolitan Division-leading New Jersey Devils on October 24. They enter Thursday’s game in St. Louis sixth in the division with a 7-9-2 record and seventh with a .444 points percentage.
“I’m excited. When I think of St. Louis, I think of a lot of good memories here … It’ll be good to see some of the guys tonight and then hopefully we take it to them on the ice.”
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 17, 2022
By Harrison Brown